A great event solution starts with great strategy and great design. But then we need to translate all that fluffy stuff into reality. That's where our Technical Directors step in, answering the question,"How are we going to do that?" If you are that guy (or gal) that gets jazzed about everything technical, this is the job for you. You'll have responsibility for light plots, equipment lists, staffing, scheduling, sound, room layouts, cross-rentals, and everything in the execution phase. The ideal teammate has a Bachelor's degree in Technical Production, Theatre Technology, Video or Lighting or Sound Design with 3+ years related experience. Candidates will have significant experience and mastery of Vectorworks 2/3D tools. Salary is based on experience. This is a full-time position in Raleigh, NC with a generous benefits package. Please email resume, references and any work samples to Director of Corporate Services. No phone calls please.
Reporting to the Lead Technical Director, the Technical Director works with clients, vendors and fellow employees developing and delivering complete projects.
Key accountabilities include assuring safety, engineering projects, executing projects and keeping promises.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including but not limited to:
Manages all technical aspects of projects and events assigned, including any combination of the following:
Coordinates technical aspects of event design and logistics based on Executive Producer/Producer/Creative Director (CV creative team) vision and client budget requirements
Assists CV creative team to realize client vision
Advises CV creative team on best practices for scenic elements, effects, lighting, sound, rigging, staging, video, et al.
Engineers the project based on budget, design and safety requirements
Provides technical cost data for client proposals based on inputs from CV creative team, ensuring all aspects of the project have been included
Creates, oversees and archives the following production-related documents: schedules, calendars, technical labor lists, equipment lists, lighting plots, sound hookups, room layouts, technical cross-rentals, site request lists, scenic designs, et al.
Executes events produced by Creative Visions
Verifies technical orders
Coordinates scheduling of all on-site staff, including technical vendors and freelancers
Leads on-site load-in, operation and strike of equipment to include: overseeing all crew and department leads, executing show calls, and preparing the strike lead
Serves as an operator for shows as needed
Drives 26’ non-CDL box trucks, delivering, setting up, and breaking down equipment
Provides basic maintenance of technical inventory
Administers CV technical freelancer program (to include warehouse requirements)
Publishes freelancer opportunities, scheduling and approving shifts/timecards/claims as dictated by event requirements
Maintains required payroll and timesheet data
Manages freelancer software
Ensures a safe working environment at all times
Upholds and conducts business with high level of integrity
Updates job knowledge by seeking out educational opportunities, reading professional and business publications, maintaining personal networking, and participating in professional and civic organizations
Performs other job-related duties as needed or assigned
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in Technical Production, Theatre Technology, or Video or Lighting or Sound Design CTS or other applicable designation preferable
3 - 5 years technical production experience
Excellent verbal and documented written communication skills
Valid driver’s license
Clean driving record
Complex problem solving ability
Ability to lift 75 lbs. unaided
Ability to stand for long periods of time
Ability to travel required - maximum 33%
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Understand and live by the Creative Visions Core Values
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to draft in 2D effectively with Vectorworks (3D preferred)
Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce office procedures
Ability to analyze and interpret designs provided by CV creative team
Ability to supervise crews and multitask effectively
Coordinate tasks, information and timelines with internal and external resources
Broad knowledge of A/V and lighting equipment and maintenance procedures
Skilled in the use of computers, preferably in a Mac, OS-based operating environment including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Creative Visions began in 1989 as a modest entrepreneurial venture by our founder and president, Allin Foulkrod. As the president of DECA, a national student group that aims to develop marketing professionals and entrepreneurs, Allin attended and spoke at more than 100 live and televised events. He personally connected more than 10 million people.
Allin learned what worked in events and, more i...mportantly, what didn’t. In the process, he developed a keen desire to make a difference when audiences are gathered. Our first client decided to hire Allin before the company was formed, and when writing a check for payment, Allin didn’t have a company name. The client stated she wanted someone to help create a vision, and so began Creative Visions, Inc. with a mission to help people envision, design, and produce events that maximize human impact.
Today the company operates as a full-service strategic event solution provider; a vibrant organization whose mission is crystal clear. We are…“People Helping People Succeed.”
Nothing motivates our team more than to help key stakeholders drive the business, make planners look great, and inspire audiences in extraordinary ways.
Our core values define who we are as a team and what clients can expect when working with us.
“Creative Visions is…a group of passionate professionals that work hard as a team and do the right thing.”